The Eagles aren't the only thing synonymous with Philadelphia. Among many more, there's the Declaration of Independence, cheesesteaks and, of course, Rocky Balboa.
But fans of the San Francisco 49ers don't seem to cherish civic heroes, even if they are fictitious. Ahead of Sunday's NFC title game against the Eagles, a cut-up, bright red 49ers shirt was seen on the iconic Rocky Balboa statue that sits at the bottom of the steps in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Niners fans are out here messing with the Rocky statue 👀— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) January 27, 2023
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The nearly 9-foot-tall statue was commissioned in 1980 by Sylvester Stallone, who has played Rocky in nine films. The statue was a prop in "Rocky III," which was released in 1982. When production on the movie was finished, Stallone donated the statue to the city.
Unfortunately for 49ers fans, the Eagles had the last laugh after their 31-7 victory in the NFC Championship Game.
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results https://t.co/nv67oaGtIU— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) January 29, 2023